Top 31 Highest Paid Engineering Fields (2020)

Is your international degree going to put you in good stead thereby boosting your chances of getting a good salary? What can you expect after completing your MS from the US? What are the various engineering programs that are growing in popularity that will help you build a successful career? Here is everything you need to know about the career prospects of MS programs in the US.

The demand for engineers has been steadily growing for over a decade, and there are no signs that this demand will diminish. Companies all across the globe require a range of specialized engineers. In fact, the range of specializations has been growing in number, right from nanotechnology engineering to ceramics engineering.

We take a look at the various engineering programs that are growing in popularity as well as the already popular engineering programs and the top two universities for each program.

COMPUTER ENGINEERING

While the Information Technology industry continues to grow at a phenomenal pace, Computer engineers appear to be more in demand than their counterparts specializing in the electrical field. As almost every industry finds the need for computer engineers, there is no dearth of jobs for these specialists.

Top Employers

  • Siemens
  • Intel
  • GE
  • IBM
  • BMW Group
  • Apple
  • Microsoft
  • Google

The average salary of a computer engineer in the United States is $102,450 per year.

Top Universities

USA

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Cornell University
  • University of Washington
  • Columbia University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Massachusetts

UK

  • Imperial College London
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University College London
  • King’s College London
  • University of Manchester

Singapore

  • National University of Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University

Germany

  • Technical University of Munich
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Technical University of Berlin
  • LMU Munich
  • University of Freiburg

Canada

  • University of Toronto
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Montreal

Australia

  • University of Melbourne

Sweden

  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Many consider this to be one of the more interesting fields of engineering, with jobs that involve designing components for automobiles, communication systems, electronic equipment, and power grids. However, there has been little to no increase in demand for these engineers.

Top Employers

  • The Boeing Company
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
  • Google
  • Apple
  • General Electric
  • Shell Oil Company
  • BMW Group.

The top 10% of electrical engineers earn a monthly salary of $10,972 or more ($131,660 yearly or $63.30 hourly).

Top Universities

US

  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • University of Michigan
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Washington
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Duke University

Canada

  • University of Toronto
  • University of British Columbia
  • McGill University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Waterloo

UK

  • Imperial College London
  • University of Manchester
  • University College London
  • The University of Edinburgh

Singapore

  • National University of Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University

Sweden

  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Lund University

Australia

  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of New South Wales
  • The Australian National University
  • Monash University
  • RMIT University

Germany

  • Technical University of Munich
  • RWTH Aachen
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • TU Berlin
  • TU Darmstadt
  • TU Dresden

New Zealand

  • University of Auckland

 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Perhaps the broadest of all engineering fields, mechanical engineers are required in a wide range of industries. The scope for these engineers is immense. Not only are they in high demand, but they also get to work in an array of interesting projects.

Top Employers

  • The Boeing Company
  • Apple
  • Microsoft
  • GE Aviation
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • United States Department of Energy
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Walt Disney Company

the average Mechanical Engineer salary is $81724 per year.

Top Universities

Germany

  • TU Berlin
  • TU Hamburg
  • FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • RWTH Aachen University

USA

  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of Chicago Urbana Champaign
  • Cornell University
  • University of Texas Austin
  • Princeton University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Purdue University West Lafayette

Canada

  • University of Toronto
  • McGill University
  • University of British Columbia
  • McMaster University
  • University of Waterloo

Australia

  • University of Melbourne
  • University of New South Wales
  • The Australian National Univesity
  • Monash University

UK

  • University of Cambridge (UK)
  • University of Oxford (UK)
  • Imperial College London (UK)

Sweden

  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
  • Lund University (Sweden)

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

While Aerospace and aeronautical engineering are often referred to as the same form of engineering, there is a difference. Aerospace engineering involves the study of a craft traveling outside our atmosphere, while aeronautical engineering involves the study of a craft traveling inside our atmosphere. Several experts predict that Aerospace Engineering will be one of the fastest growing fields in the coming years. The number of students applying for this program has already grown rapidly.

Top Employers

  • Airbus
  • Boeing
  • Raytheon
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Leonardo
  • United Technologies (UTC)
  • GE

Average aerospace engineer salary is $96,740 per year or $46.51 per hour.

Top Universities

USA

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

Canada

  • Brandon University
  • Concordia University
  • Royal Military College of Canada. Royal Military College of Canada
  • Ryerson University. Ryerson University

UK

  • The University of Cambridge
  • Imperial College London
  • Bristol University
  • The University of Southampton

Australia

  • The University of Melbourne
  • The Monash University
  • The University of Sydney.
  • The University of NSW.

Germany

  • FH Aachen.
  • RWTH Aachen University.
  • Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
  • Bremen University of Applied Sciences

 

Sweden

  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology

New Zealand

  • Air New Zealand Aviation Institute
  • Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

 

BIOTECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING

An interesting field of education that combines the study of mechanics and organisms and how to solve problems by combining these two different fields. The prospects of this program are growing as this program is closely connected to other fields such as agriculture, biomedicine, and environmental preservation, and these engineers can potentially help to solve numerous problems in these fields.

Top Employers

  • Baxter International Inc.
  • St
  • Abbott Laboratories.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Allergan—Irvine
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Pfizer
  • Medtronic Inc.
  • The median salary for a biotech research scientist is $90,000 with top earnings as high as $136,000.

Top Universities

Australia

  • La Trobe University
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • The Australian National University
  • The University of Wollongong
  • Flinders University

UK

  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Sheffield
  • Coventry University

New Zealand

  • The University of Canterbury
  • Victoria University of Wellington

USA

  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Northwestern University
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • University of Southern California
  • Northeastern University
  • John Hopkins University
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • UC Irvine
  • Texas Tech University

 

Canada

  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Toronto
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Saskatchewan University
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Alberta

Sweden

  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Umea University

 

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

With high job prospect, this program is very popular among students. Biomedical engineering involves the design and maintenance of various machines used in diagnostics and treatment. These engineers are in high demand in private as well as government institutions and are absorbed by healthcare research institutes and hospitals.

Top Employers

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Siemens Healthcare
  • GE
  • Medtronic
  • Baxter International
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Boston Scientific

Biomedical Engineers earn an average yearly salary of $80,751 per year.

Top Universities

USA

  • Cornell University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Brown University
  • George Washington University
  • Duke University
  • Rice University
  • John Hopkins University
  • Carnegie Mellon University

Germany

  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Braunschweig University of Technology
  • Heidelberg University
  • University of Bayreuth
  • University of Tuebingen Faculty of Medicine
  • University of Kaiserslautern

Canada

  • The University of British Columbia
  • Dalhousie University
  • Western University

Australia

  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of Sydney
  • Flinders University
  • Griffith University

UK

  • Imperial College London
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • The University of Bradford
  • University of Leeds
  • The University of Warwick

Sweden

  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING

While most students who pursue a degree in civil engineering, go on to become engineers in various private as well as public projects that involve the construction of all kinds of structures, right from dams to buildings; some students decide to pursue a research career in the field. There are plenty of jobs available in this field and not enough candidates to fill them.

Top Employers

  • Bechtel
  • Hochtief
  • Skanska
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Bouygues Construction
  • Kiewit
  • Royal BAM Group

Civil Engineers earn an average yearly salary of $74,007 per year. Salaries typically start at $38,337 and go up to $113,482.

Top Employers

UK

  • Imperial College London
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • The University of Machester
  • University of Nottingham
  • The University of Sheffield

Singapore

  • National University Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

USA

  • University of California Berkeley
  • Stanford University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University  of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Purdue University
  • The University of Michigan
  • Texas A&M University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University

Australia

  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Monash University
  • The University of Western Australia
  • The University of Queensland
  • Curtin University

Canada

  • The University of Toronto
  • University of British Columbia
  • McGill University

New Zealand

  • The University of Auckland

Sweden

  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Germany

  • RWTH Aachen
  • Technical University of Munich
  • Universitat Stuttgart

AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

While automobile engineering is focused on the manufacturing of automobiles, there are a range of areas to work on within this field. With good job prospects, it comes as no surprise that this is an extremely popular option among students.

Top Employers

  • Tesla
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Toyota
  • McLaren
  • Fiat Chrysler
  • Nissan
  • BMW
  • Honda Motor Co

Automotive Engineers can get an average salary of $82,200 per year. Automotive Engineers have the highest salaries in Alaska, where they can receive job pay of close to $98790.

Top Universities

Sweden

  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • University of Galve
  • University of Trollhattan

UK

  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Staffordshire University
  • Cranfield University
  • Loughborough University
  • Coventry University

USA

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • University of Michigan – Dearborn
  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Colorado State University Pueblo
  • Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Clemson University

Germany

  • RWTH Aachen University
  • TU Dortmund University
  • FH Aachen – University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Kaiserslautern
  • Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
  • Chemnitz University of Technology

Canada

  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Windsor

Australia

  • Australian National University

 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

A more focused form of civil engineering, the program provides instruction on how to design various buildings, while also keeping in mind how natural elements could affect these buildings to ensure that these buildings will be as safe as possible. Job prospects for structural engineers are highest in China, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.

Top Employers

  • Ammann & Whitney
  • ARW Engineers
  • Barrish Pelham & Associates, Inc.
  • Boeing
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • HDR, Inc.
  • Cass Hayward LLP
  • Huckabee    

The base salary for Structural Engineer ranges from $52,560 to $67,910 with the average base salary of $63,950 per year.

USA

  • George Mason University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Columbia University
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • University of Washington
  • Pennsylvania State University Park Campus
  • University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • Georgia Institute of Technology

Australia

  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of Adelaide
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • James Cook University
  • Western Sydney University
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Melbourne

Germany

  • RWTH Aachen University

New Zealand

  • The University of Canterbury

Sweden

  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Linnaeus University
  • Blekinge University of Technology

UK

  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Liverpool
  • Coventry University
  • Cardiff University
  • University of Leeds
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Dundee

Canada

  • Carleton University
  • The University of Waterloo
  • Conestoga Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
  • Thompson Rivers University

 

ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING

Architectural engineers have a wide range of responsibilities in the designing, planning, and construction of buildings. While working on the structure of a building and interior design, they need to consider an immense number of factors such as ventilation, heating, air conditioning, lighting, fire protection, plumbing, and safety measures against natural disasters depending on the area. While there may not be very significant growth in the demand for architectural engineers, the demand still exists.

Top Employers

  • Gensler
  • Nikken Sekkei
  • AECOM
  • Perkins+Will
  • HDR
  • IBI Group
  • Woods Bagot
  • HOK

The average pay for an Architectural Engineer is $64,222 per year.

Top Universities

Sweden

  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology

UK

  • University of Bath
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • University of Southampton
  • University College London
  • University of Sheffield

New Zealand

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • The University of Canterbury 

Australia

  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • James Cook University

USA

  • Pennsylvania State University Park Campus
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Kansas State University
  • Ilinois Institute of Technology
  • University of Miami
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Drexel University

Canada

  • Carleton University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Thompson Rivers University

 

ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

This stream of engineering is without a doubt extremely popular among students, however, many studies show that there is unlikely to be an increase in demand for these engineers in the coming years. Having played an integral part in changing human lives for the better, electronics will most likely continue to be an important part of our daily lives and students interested in pursuing this field should not be disheartened by predictions of no growth in job opportunities.

Top Employers

  • China Electronics Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Honeywell International
  • LG Electronics
  • Amer International Group
  • Panasonic
  • Sony
  • Hitachi
  • Samsung Electronics

The base salary for Electronics Engineer ranges from $64,135 to $79,892 with the average base salary of $72,241 per year.

Top Universities

USA

  • Texas A&M University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • University of Texas Dallas
  • Purdue University
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • University of Southern California
  • Rice University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of California Davis
  • Brown University

Canada

  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Montreal
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Calgary
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of Victoria

UK

  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Nottingham

Germany

  • Jacobs University
  • Technical University of Munich
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology
  • Technical University of Berlin
  • University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Sweden

  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Lund University
  • Linkoping University
  • Uppsala University
  • Umea University

Australia

  • Monash University
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Queensland
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Wollongong
  • University of Adelaide

 

MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING

This is a stream to watch out for. There is high demand for these engineers as they help bridge the gap between mechanical and electronics engineering, as most mechanical equipment today, depend on electronics and software. Mechatronics engineers with knowledge of computer engineering usually rise faster in their fields.

Top Employers

  • Clearpath Robotics
  • Thalmic Labs
  • Modular Robotics
  • HoustonMechatronics
  • BlueBotics
  • Wide Mobility Mechatronics
  • Robotiques 3 Dimensions

The average Mechatronics Engineer salary in the USA is $112,500 per year

Canada

  • University of British Columbia
  • Simon Fraser University

Germany

  • Deggendorf Institute of Technology
  • Munich University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Duisburg-Essen
  • University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten
  • FH Aachen University

UK

  • London South Bank University
  • Wrexham Glyndwr University
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Bath
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • Kingston University
  • Cranfield University

Sweden

  • Chalmers University of Technology

Australia

  • University of Newcastle
  • Australian National University
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Queensland Toowoomba

USA

  • Merrimack College Andover
  • University of Michigan
  • New York University
  • University of Maryland Baltimore
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • University of Denver

 

ROBOTICS ENGINEERING

While arguments over the wisdom of creating robots to replace humans at the workplace rage on, the area is estimated to grow by 15%. Robotics engineers design robotic technology and develop maintenance systems to ensure that optimal efficiency is achieved.

Top Employers

  • iRobot
  • Google
  • Touch Bionics
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Rethink Robotics
  • Accuray
  • Liquid Robotics
  • Bosch

Average Robotics Engineer salary is $98361 per year.

Sweden

  • Umea University
  • Orebro University
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • University West Trollhattan
  • Chalmers University of Technology

USA

  • University of Maryland College Park
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • University at Buffalo
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Duke University
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Southern California

UK

  • University of the West of England
  • Cranfield University
  • University of Sussex
  • University of York
  • University of Southampton

Germany

  • Technical University of Munich
  • TU Dortmund University

Canada

  • Centennial College

Australia

  • Australian National University
  • RMIT University

 

MICROELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

While the broader streams of electrical and electronics engineering may be more popular today, the demand for microelectronic engineers is higher. This is primarily because of the necessity for the electronics behind all our daily gadgets to be more compact and efficient.

Top Employers

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Cabot Microelectronics
  • Dialog Semiconductor
  • Embedded Systems Design
  • The Aerospace Corporation
  • Rudolph Technologies, Inc
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Tektronix

The average salary for a Microelectronics Engineer is $73,054 per year.

ENGINEERING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT

This type of engineering degree is great for engineers who also wish to dabble in the management aspect of a business. This is a popular program, as normally students would initially opt for a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering program, followed by an MBA. This course not only reduces the duration spent studying, but exposes students to these two promising fields.

Top Employers

  • AECOM Technology Corp.
  • Amadeus FiRe AG Project management
  • Barton Malow Co.
  • Bechtel Project management, Construction, Engineering Services
  • Black & Veatch.
  • Burns & McDonnell.
  • CBRE Inc.
  • CDM Smith

The base salary for Project Engineering Manager ranges from $118,300 to$152,981 with the average base salary of $135,986 per year.

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

While there is no expected growth in employment of industrial engineers, this broad stream is popular not only because of the work involved, but because there is a range of industries that require these specialists.

Top Employers

  • Boeing
  • UPS
  • Lockheed Martin
  • IET Inc.
  • Michelin North America
  • American Express
  • Intel Corporation
  • US Postal Service

Industrial Engineers earn an average yearly salary of $79,592 per year.

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

This is an extremely useful branch of engineering as it involves the development of new as well as the maintenance of existing systems for risk assessment and management, as well as to measure and refine processes to ensure workplace efficiency.

Top Employers

  • Featurespace
  • Databricks
  • Sphere Fluidics
  • Aqdot
  • Mixergy
  • FireEye
  • GoodData

A Systems Engineer earns an average salary of $76,884 per year.

MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

One of the broadest branches of engineering, students often get a taste of other engineering subjects such as robotics, materials sciences, and systems engineering. While most of the broader streams of engineering experience no growth in job opportunities, manufacturing engineering jobs are projected to grow by a small percentage.

Top Employers

  • Volkswagen Group
  • Toyota Group
  • Apple
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Daimler
  • Exor
  • General Motors

The base salary for Manufacturing Engineer ranges from $59,867 to $70,872 with the average base salary of $66,007 per year.

PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

These engineers are heavily involved in the process of extracting oil and gas from beneath the earth. They also develop new methods and technologies to extract oil and gas more safely, sustainably and efficiently. Petroleum engineers are among the highest paid engineers across the world.

Top Employers

  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Exxon
  • British Petroleum
  • Total S.A
  • Chevron
  • Gazprom
  • Petrobras
  • Rosneft

Average Petroleum Engineer salary is $80829 per year.

GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

As natural resources diminish, there is a growing demand for geological engineers. Geological engineers assess the conditions of a place and the possibility of natural hazards before construction commences. They are employed in the government as well as private sector.

Top Employers

  • SAGE Engineers, Inc.
  • Cardno ERI
  • TerraBase Inc.
  • Cornforth Consultants, Inc.
  • GeoDesign, Inc.
  • Biolab
  • PETRAL GEO ENGINEERS PRIVATE LIMITED.
  • Geothermal Engineering

The average pay for a Geological Engineer is $54,000 per year.

NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Nuclear engineers are in high demand in the field of medicine and in nuclear power plants. Job prospects for these engineers are growing every year. Nuclear engineers are involved in the design, implementation, maintenance, supervision, and management of nuclear power plants. They can also find work in the medical field, where they specialize in the accelerator, laser and superconducting magnetic systems used in diagnosis and treatment.

Top Employers

  • Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard
  • FirstEnergy
  • Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
  • Duke Energy.
  • NextEra Energy, Inc
  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Average Nuclear Engineer salary is $80227 per year. Nuclear Engineers earn an average hourly wage of $48.52.

MARINE ENGINEERING

Marine engineers basically develop ocean technologies such as fixed and floating structures that include pontoons and jetties, propulsion and power generation for all forms of marine transportation, and developing new forms of ocean-dependent energy like wind farms. There is a lot of scope in this stream, with experts predicting growth in the number of jobs for marine engineers in the coming years.

Top Employers

  • A.P. Moller-Maersk Group
  • Mediterranean Shipping Company
  • CMA CGM
  • COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited
  • Hapag-Lloyd
  • Evergreen Marine Corporation
  • OOCL
  • Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation

Marine Engineers receive salaries of $85,000 per year.

NANOTECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING

Already a popular stream of engineering, nanotechnology is expected to keep growing, owing to its potential to solve a range of humanity’s problems. Students opting for this stream of engineering will have to study extremely small elements such as atoms and molecules. Nanotechnology can be applied across numerous industries and fields and the potential for these engineers is immense.

Top Employers

  • Xsensio
  • Intel Corporation
  • BASF
  • Liquidia Technologies
  • Epizyme
  • Leman Micro Devices
  • Abionic
  • Diasome

Nanotechnology Engineers earn an average yearly salary of $99,250 per year.

MINING ENGINEERING

Mining engineers will basically learn how to extract mined resources while ensuring that the extraction process is safe, environmentally sustainable and economical. Work areas include machinery design and production, and mine design and construction. The demand for mining engineers is expected to grow at a steady pace in the coming years.

Top Employers

  • Glencore
  • Rio Tinto
  • BHP
  • Vale S.A.
  • Jiangxi Copper Corporation Limited (JCCL)
  • China Shenhua Energy Company (CSEC)
  • Anglo American
  • Freeport-McMoRan

The average salary for a Mine Engineer is $77,968 per year.

CERAMICS ENGINEERING

Given that ceramics are often more suitable than metals in many industries, it comes as no surprise that the demand for ceramics engineers is still high. These engineers are especially required in the medical, electronics and mining fields.

Top Employers

  • Saint-Gobain
  • Corning Inc.
  • AGC Group
  • Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • The NSG Group
  • Kyocera Corp.
  • SCHOTT AG.
  • Vesuvius plc

The base salary for Ceramics Engineer ranges from $68,940 to $84,840 with the average base salary of $79,911 per year.

METALLURGY AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING

Similar to mining engineers, these engineers’ primary job is extraction. Students opting for this program will learn how to extract and purify metals and minerals from the ores. In order to do this with maximum optimization, they have to develop and design machinery and techniques to extract these minerals, while ensuring these methods are environmentally responsible. While there is no estimated growth in demand for these engineers, this field is still vastly popular and many industries require these specialists.

Top Employers 

  • Alcoa
  • U.S Steel
  • Internation Nickel
  • General Motors
  • Boeing
  • General Dynamics
  • Western Electric

The base salary for Materials Engineer I ranges from $61,402 to $72,616 with the average base salary of $67,755 per year.

GEOMATICS ENGINEERING

This is a growing field of engineering with good job prospects in India, as most companies outsource this work. Students in this branch of engineering will have to learn how to precisely measure and map the Earth’s environment using advanced techniques and equipment. Several of these engineers play vital roles in planning future infrastructure by processing large amounts of data in order to develop three-dimensional maps. Due to the present shortage of geomatics engineers, these professions are in high demand.

Top Employers

  • Geomatics Engineering Ltd.
  • DigitalGlobe
  • Can-Am Geomatics Corp.
  • Perspects
  • Ascent Geomatics Solutions
  • Allen Geomatics

A Geomatics engineer earns an average salary of $50,000 per year.

SUSTAINABLE AND RENEWABLE ENERGIES ENGINEERING

With the growing emphasis on the need for sustainable options in every field, engineers specializing in sustainable and renewable energy are in high demand. These engineers are skilled in designing, building, operating and enhancing sustainable energy systems, which generate energy as well as distribute and utilize it in an economical and environmentally responsible way.

Top Employers

  • First Solar
  • Canadian Solar
  • Vestas Wind Systems
  • Crop Energies AG
  • Electrobras
  • Hanergy Thin Film Power Group
  • Motech
  • Pacific Ethanol

A Renewable Energy Engineer earns an average salary of $62,400 per year.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

A broad field of engineering, chemical engineers can be employed in a range of industries. These students will learn how to apply chemistry in various industries such as pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics, cleaners, and beverages. Owing to the importance of the subject in these industries, chemical engineers continue to be in demand.

Top Employers

  • BASF
  • Dow Chemical
  • Sinopec
  • SABIC
  • ExxonMobil
  • Formosa Plastics
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • DuPont

Chemical Engineers earn an average yearly salary of $100,042 per year.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

The demand for environmental engineers is very high and is expected to grow by over 10% in the next ten years. Environmental engineers will have to use their knowledge of science and engineering to protect the environment.

Top Employers

  • AECOM Technology Corporation
  • CH2M
  • HDR, Inc. 
  • Jacobs Engineering Group
  • Bechtel.
  • TETRA TECH INC.
  • VEOLIA NORTH AMERICA
  • FLUOR CORP

Environmental Engineers earn an average yearly salary of $81,573 per year.

AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Agricultural engineers apply their knowledge and skills to various areas in agriculture such as farm machinery design, soil conservation, irrigation, and harvest techniques. While many agricultural engineers opt to work with companies that specialize in machinery production and design, some prefer to serve as consultants on a broader range of issues. The demand for agricultural engineers is quite high.

Top Employers

  • Monsanto
  • Dupont
  • Syngenta
  • Land O’Lakes
  • Bayer Crop Science
  • KWS AG
  • Groupe Limagrain

Agricultural Engineers earn an average yearly salary of $77,330 per year.